Stalingrad Information

Stalingrad () is a Russian war drama film directed by Fedor Bondarchuk. This is the first Russian movie completely produced with 3D technology. At the same time, this project is the first Russian and non-American film produced using the IMAX format. It is scheduled to be released in 2013. The film has been selected as the Russian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards.


The original script by Ilya Tilkin does not have any literary source. The screenwriter studied diaries of the participants of the Battle of Stalingrad. He also used museum archives, documents and recorded stories of its participants.

The plot is based on "a dramatic love story against the backdrop of a grand battle." The action takes place in 1942 when the German troops occupied the bank of the Volga river. Having failed while attempting to cross the Volga to launch a counteroffensive on the German Army, the Soviet troops were forced to retreat. However, a few soldiers managed to get to the shore on the enemy's side. They remained hidden in a coastal house where they meet a girl. The Germans had occupied her home, and she did not have time to leave the front lines.

Against the backdrop of the most bloody battle in the history of mankind develops a love story, and, from that moment, the soldiers have to protect this girl at any cost. The prototype of this house is the legendary Pavlov's House in Stalingrad. On the eve of the filming, the script was significantly rewritten by the director and screenwriter Sergey Snezhkin including the plot and dialogues.



  • Pyotr Fyodorov - Gromov
  • Dmitriy Lysenkov - Chavanov
  • Alexey Barabash - Nikiforov
  • Andrey Smolyakov - Polyakov
  • Sergey Bondarchuk Jr. - Sergey Astakhov
  • Oleg Volgu - Krasnov
  • Philippe Reinhardt - Gottfried
  • Georges Devdariani - Klose
  • Yanina Studilina - Masha
  • Maria Smolnikova - Katya
  • Thomas Kretschmann - Peter Kahn
  • Heiner Lauterbach - Hans
  • Polina Raikina - Natashka
  • Yuri Nazarov - Navodchik


The first part of filming took place in autumn 2011 and lasted 17 days. During that time, two key episodes of the battle were shot, in which 900 actors took part in crowd scenes. The main shooting process began at the end of May 2012 and ran until July 27, 2012.

Colossal scenery was constructed especially for Stalingrad filming near near St. Petersburg. The movie's decorations of the quarters in Stalingrad reproduce every detail of the heroic image of the city. The budget for its construction was more than 120 Million Rubles. It took 6 months and more than 400 people to construct the decorations.

Filming in 3D technology was done on the original equipment provided by a Hollywood company, 3ALITY digital. The film is to be produced in three main formats: IMAX 3D, 3D and 2D.

For the reason that I continue to work on this project, I read all the history of the Battle of Stalingrad. From the "Stalingrad" by Antony Beevor and "In the Trenches of Stalingrad" by Nekrasov to the "Iron Cross" by Wilhelm Heinrich and "Life and Fate" by Vasily Grossman. "? Fedor Bondarchuk, the director of Stalingrad, said
It is planned that all German speech will not be dubbed into Russian in favor of subtitles instead.

Fedor Bondarchuk and Thomas Kretschmann have already starred in films with the name "Stalingrad" around the same time. Thomas was in German movie, and Fedor was in Russian, which was directed by Yuriy Ozerov.

See also

  • List of submissions to the 86th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
  • List of Russian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film

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